12 April 2009

Canto XL

Daily Mail time. Every so often, someone points out that the money in the banks is our money. Or as Ez puts it:
Independent use of money (our OWN)
toward holding OUR bank, own bank
currency OF (O, F, of) the nation.
That use of capitals and repetition, that sense of pointing out the obvious, that only a darned sophisticate wouldn't see, is spot on.

This section, apparently deploring the way banking developed is then set against a passage apparently discussing the Carthaginian exploration of the west coast of Africa. I suppose what might be happening is that the parasitical behaviour of bankers is being contrasted with genuine exploration and trade-building.

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